Project Description

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Coast Survey is working on automating the creation of ISO 19139-compliant (xml) metadata for hydrographic surveys. This metadata will meet both internal and external requirements. In the course of creating ISO 19139 metadata, I foresee us delving into the realm of vocabulary and ontology development for hydrographic surveying. A major goal of this project is to enable all users (both internal and external to NOAA) to more easily and efficiently find, understand, and appropriately use NOAA hydrographic data.